Title: Mournful Grizzly
Location & Date: Mud Volcano, Yellowstone National Park | July 2012
Camera Set-Up: Nikon D300 w/ Nikon 300mm 2.8 lens and a 1.4 teleconverter
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Sometimes you just have a sense as to what the animal is feeling and most people who were able to watch this bear felt she was the saddest sow you could ever encounter. Some thought she had lost a cub and others believed she was unlucky in love. Obviously, no one knew for certain, but even though this grizzly had a semi-fresh carcass, she spent more time looking at the river than eating the food she clearly needed. We never did see her again.